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Food, Wine, Spirit & Travel Blog

Welcome to CITYpeek Patti's FOOD & WINE/Spirits Blog.
Come journey along with our CITYPEEK CEO, Patti Neumann, as she nibbles, sips and shares her taste buds as she travels round the world.

The Legacy of Everton Toffee, Sweet Toffee Snack

The Legacy of Everton Toffee, Sweet Toffee Snack


It was over 250 years ago, in 1753, when a young lady, Molly Busell, secretly created a sweet concoction based on the flavor of a couph drop, in her village of Everton,...Read More
Wine in a Can is the new rage- thanks to Underwood by Union Wine

Wine in a Can is the new rage- thanks to Underwood by Union Wine


Think your taste buds are too refined for wine in a can? Think no one will buy it?  Wrong. Canned wine is quickly becoming in vogue from South Hampton to Beverly Hills...Read More
The Mysterious Elixir, Chartreuse  #ChartreuseDay

The Mysterious Elixir, Chartreuse #ChartreuseDay


One day in 1605, the Chartreuse monks in Paris received a manuscript of an Elixir, soon to be known as "the Elixir of long Life". Since then, the monks dedicated...Read More
The resurgence of Maryland Distilling, USS Constellation Tobacco Barn Rum, a US Navy connection with Baltimore Partnerships

The resurgence of Maryland Distilling, USS Constellation Tobacco Barn Rum, a US Navy connection with Baltimore Partnerships


Long before Kentucky or Tennessee citizens dreamed of distilling whiskey, Southern Marylanders such as Basil Hayden, Henry Wathen and Maryland Jesuit Priests were perfecting...Read More
Blackwater Distilling of Kent Island, Maryland Taste

Blackwater Distilling of Kent Island, Maryland Taste


Recently, I visited the Distillery and Tasting Room at Blackwater Distilling in Kent Island. Not only is Blackwater, the brand behind the vastly popular, Sloop Betty Vodka...Read More
Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help

Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help


Being in the food and wine marketing business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share...Read More
Boisset Collection launches new line melding bubbles and haute couture

Boisset Collection launches new line melding bubbles and haute couture


I recently went to a marvelous luncheon introducing wine influencers to a "Burgundian Wine Lunch & Learn" orchestrated by executives of Boissett Collection and...Read More
Saget Rose, Sancerre and Joe\'s Stone Crabs - a heavenly pairing

Saget Rose, Sancerre and Joe's Stone Crabs - a heavenly pairing


Recently, had a lovely luncheon with Arnaud Saget of Saget Famille Perrin Wines. He just flew over from Paris, the day before, so was thrilled to finally meet in person and...Read More
Think You Know About Wines? CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Can Help.

Think You Know About Wines? CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Can Help.


Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good...Read More
Nasty Woman Wine is Wine With A Purpose

Nasty Woman Wine is Wine With A Purpose


 Leading up to the Presidential election in November 2016, when it looked like a USA woman was finally going to break through the glass ceiling, the Hillary Clinton...Read More
Decanted, The Movie- Documentary of Napa Valley Winemakers

Decanted, The Movie- Documentary of Napa Valley Winemakers


Recently, I was invited to the premier of Decanted, a winemakers journey. The documentary takes a deep look inside one of the most intimate winegrowing regions in the world...Read More
James Beard 2017 Semi Finalists list Restaurant and Chef Awards

James Beard 2017 Semi Finalists list Restaurant and Chef Awards


Directly from the source: The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards....Read More
Mama Biscuit, America\'s 1st Gourmet Biscuit Co, Proofing an Expansion

Mama Biscuit, America's 1st Gourmet Biscuit Co, Proofing an Expansion


A Chicken Pot Pie Biscuit or a Banana Foster with Salted Caramel Biscuit? Yep, this was the very first item I sampled from a lovely team of smiling ladies at the Summer...Read More
Spotluck is Revolutionizing Dining Discounts & Choices

Spotluck is Revolutionizing Dining Discounts & Choices


Spotluck, an innovative dining app/platform, is revolutionizing the way diners find and save money, at local restaurants. It also helps vocalize support of the service and...Read More
Behind the Scenes at Baltimore Whiskey (and Brandy and Gin) Company and Prohibition 101

Behind the Scenes at Baltimore Whiskey (and Brandy and Gin) Company and Prohibition 101


Part 1 of a CITYPEEK series of Articles on Prohibition, Moonshine & More:In just four year, the dream of starting the Baltimore Whiskey Company distlillery in their home...Read More
CENTRIC TV’s “Queen Boss” to feature Baltimore’s own Brittle Queen

CENTRIC TV’s “Queen Boss” to feature Baltimore’s own Brittle Queen


Baltimore-based artisanal candy entrepreneur, Natasha Wainwright, of Natasha’s Just Brittle, to be featured on BET’s Centric first business competition-reality...Read More
Happy Holiday Season from Our Family to Yours!

Happy Holiday Season from Our Family to Yours!


    May Your Home, Heart & Glass Be Fullwith Friends & Family. Cheers to 2017Patti Neumann and Our Entire Team at CITYPEEK  ...Read More
Rack House Bakers are Baking  and Infusing Local w Sagamore Rye

Rack House Bakers are Baking and Infusing Local w Sagamore Rye


Buy local, support local, eat local and now bake local with Rack House Bakers.Rack House Bakers prides itself on infusing its baked goods with Maryland products. Their...Read More
Fireball Whisky in a box- the new BotoBox is Firebox

Fireball Whisky in a box- the new BotoBox is Firebox


Say it ain't so fireball fans?  Fireball Whisky, the spicy, cinnamon whiskey that sips like the fireball candy you grew up sucking, is now available in a 3.5 Liter...Read More
Monthly Spices via Raw Spice Bar delivered to your home.

Monthly Spices via Raw Spice Bar delivered to your home.


Spice of the Month Club by Raw Spice Bar. Here is a terrific Holiday Idea for the cook in your life: Monthly Spice Kits with freshly gound spices and flavor kits delivered...Read More

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